Wednesday, April 8, 2009


A keen immigrant Indian Marwari young man applied for a salesman's job at

London's premier downtown department store. In fact, it was the biggest

store in the world - you could get anything there.

The boss asked him,

“Have you ever been a salesman before?”

“Yes sir, I was a salesman in Rajasthan in India”, replied the young man.

The boss liked the cut of him and said, “You can start tomorrow and I'll

come and see you.”

The day was long and arduous for the young man, but he got through it. And

finally 6:00 PM came around. The boss duly fronted up and asked, “How many

sales did you make today?”

“Sir, Just ONE sale.” said the young salesman.

“Only one sale?” blurted the boss. “No! No! One a day…. If you want to keep

this job, you'd better be doing better than just one sale. By the way, how

much was the sale worth?

“Three hundred thousand, three hundred and thirty four pounds” said the

young marwari.

“What”, “How did you manage that?” asked the flabbergasted boss. Well, said

the salesman, “This man came in and I sold him a small fish hook, then a

medium hook and finally a really large hook. Then I sell him new fishing

rod and some fishing gear.

Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he

said down the coast.

So I told him he would probably need a boat, so I took him down to the boat

department and sold him that twenty-foot schooner with the twin engines.

Then he said his Volkswagen probably wouldn't be able to pull it, so I took

him to our automotive department and sold him that new Deluxe 4X4 Blazer.

I then asked him where he'll be staying, and since he had no accommodation,

I took him to camping department and sold him one of those new igloo 6

sleeper camper tents.

Then the guy said, while we're at it, I should throw

in about $100 worth of groceries and two cases of beer.”

The boss took two steps back and asked in astonishment, “You sold all that

to a guy who came in for a fish hook!!”

“No” answered the salesman, “He came in to buy a box of Sanitary napkins


his wife and I said to him, “Your weekend's screwed anyway, you might as

well go fishing.”


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